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Health Care Reform: Eight Strategies for Employers

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Much has been written about the sweeping health care reform law and its immediate and long-term effects on employers. While there is still much confusion and interpretation surrounding the law, it is clear that the law will impact costs and employers should strategize...

Where’s The Beef? - Tony Macauley Discusses Los Angeles NWCDN Seminar

Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - Los Angeles Attorney Tony Macauley joins us for a detailed review of the upcoming national seminar being produced by the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. This seminar, which is offered free of charge to employers and insurance professionals, includes...

Hallman Named EMPLOYERS CIO

Reno, NV (CompNewsNetwork) - EMPLOYERS, America’s small business insurance specialist®, announced that Richard P. Hallman has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer. Hallman previously served for the past five years as EMPLOYERS’ vice president of information...

NV: Restaurant Assoc. Names EMPLOYERS As Preferred Provider

Reno, NV (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) has officially named EMPLOYERS(R), America's small business insurance specialist(R), its preferred provider for workers' compensation insurance for its members. NvRA selected EMPLOYERS because of its strong presence in Nevada...

An Employer's Guide to Hiring International Students

Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of international students are in the United States on temporary visas (i.e., not U.S. citizens or permanent residents). These students have many assets to offer employers, including their multicultural and/or multilingual skills, their ability to adapt to a challenging...

Employers Must Resist Temptation to Require 'Self-Check' for New Hires

"Some employers may be tempted to require their job applicants to use Self Check in order to streamline the E-Verify process and avoid tentative nonconfirmations. Resist the temptation! USCIS and OSC have both made it abundantly clear that employers may not require a job applicant to use...

Small Employers Welcome Work Permits for DREAMers

"Small businesses long resisted efforts to shift the responsibility for policing immigrants onto employers. Verifying the legal status of new hires is a costly, burdensome distraction, one that's best left to immigration officials, they have argued. But now, some business owners are breathing...

5 Issues Every Employer Must Know About DACA

"Some employers may be wondering how DACA even affects them, if they “don’t hire foreign workers.” The reality is that the U.S. workforce is as diverse as ever. Unless U.S. employers have specific legal or contractual obligations permitting them to hire only U.S. citizens (or Legal...

DACA Can Put Some Employers in a Bind

"Manuel Cunha has been fighting for three decades to persuade the federal government to provide more legal immigrant workers for farmers in California’s verdant San Joaquin Valley. So he was initially excited when President Obama announced in June that he would suspend the deportations of...

DACA: I-9 Guidance for Employers

DACA: I-9 Guidance for Employers - USCIS, undated but posted Nov. 2012 .

The New I-9: Why Now When We Need Immigration Amnesty for Employers?

"The new I-9 form is so much more complex that the government anticipates a 21-minute increase in the amount of time it will take to complete. See pages 8-9 of this document . As noted, the form is now two pages long, with seven pages of instructions." - Angelo A. Paparelli, Mar. 10, 2013 ...

Employers Seek Immigrants With DACA Status

"A growing number of employers — including national nonprofit Teach for America and a North Carolina-based bank — are seeking diverse workers by specifically recruiting immigrants who came here illegally as kids and got permission to work through a 2012 federal program called Deferred...

Worksite Harmony and the President’s Executive Actions: It’s All about Immigration Timing

DAPA and the expansion of DAPA could present "gap" problems for employers. Angelo Paparelli explains : "[E]mployers are still at risk if they become aware that any undocumented workers are planning to apply, or have applied, for benefits under the new executive actions on immigration...

7 Things Employers Should Do to Avoid a ProPublica Report

I am reading the ProPublica Report with great interest because there are so many things I agree with. After reading all the press brouhaha over this report however, I still regard the high cost of workers compensation (for those companies which do have high costs) mostly as a management problem. The...